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This week starts our Friday Freebies giveaway.  All you have to do is comment on this week’s question with a valid email address before Monday @ Midnight Eastern.  We’ll pick a random winner from all of our comments. Its that simple!

gardenlanternAll throughout June we’ll be featuring freebies from our friends over at PartyLite.  This week we have this awesome Garden Lantern.  PartyLite’s classic Garden Lantern is cast aluminum with a verdigris finish. Includes a tall glass votive cup to protect candle flame outdoors. 10 1/2″ H x 7 3/4″ d. $124.95.

For this week’s question, we want to know what’s the one thing you need the most help with when throwing a great summer party? Post a comment below and maybe it’ll be your name we announce on Tuesday morning!

While you’re here, go check out our Top 10 Top Tens List or some of our party tips over in the Entertaining category. And there’s always our awesome coverage of High Point Furniture Market.



405 Responses

  1. Lorna says:

    My husband is the cook in our family so that is usually taken care of. We also enjoy entertaining outside which is one of the things I love about this house. The outdoor space looks very inviting. I always love help with the cleaning before the party as well as after. If I am hosting a party I like to be able to enjoy my guest's company so I like to leave cleaning to the next day. I will load the dishwasher and run it but the rest can wait.

  2. Anne says:

    Getting help cleaning up after the party is what I need help with. Everyone is leaving and leave the rest up to me!

  3. Christina A. Lopez says:

    I think the most important thing about hosting/throwing a party is just to have FUN!!! Always have awesome and plenty of food, drinks, etc., and the rest will just fall into place…:) Love to get tips from HGTV all the time, but just have fun!!!

  4. Valencia says:

    I am a lousy cook so I am afraid to have a pary-LOL I don't want to lose my friends. Smile

  5. Margaret Long says:

    Trying to figure out how to organize everything and make sure all of the food is ready and the guest feel welcome and still be able to enjoy the guest. I guess the bottom is how do I get better organized for a party?

  6. Thomas Shoats says:

    The thing I need the most would be a HOME……..

  7. mary says:

    Using the grill and getting everything done at the right temp at the right time.

  8. Debbie says:

    I wander if Jimmy Buffet, or Garth Brooks would come out for the grand opening my husband and i love their music.

  9. Terri Holmes says:

    I'm not sure what is the Friday give away because the date at the top of the page says May 29??? anyway I would like to get on the list for a chance to win it because I love party lites

  10. Phyllis says:

    I need help with choosing food that is easily prepared for the occasion and the season..Our weather is erratic therefore I have to choose food that is suitable for either very hot, cool or rainy. I do not have an outdoor kitchen or a lot of extra storage for preparing a lot of food before the event. It's southern tradition to serve barbecue, or anything else you can prepare on a grill, I like to go beyond that. We live in the south eastern part of the country so we have multiple weather patterns.

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